You would think in a place where rain is a common occurrence at any time throughout the year, the kids would be used to it and go on with the day as normal....NO, this is NOT the case. They are just like my classes at home on rainy day schedules! The day was chaotic and one of those that makes me ask what in the world I'm doing in Japan! The video above is what the rain looked like from my classroom as school was starting today. I don't know that I captured the intensity of the situation but we have been experiencing some crazy weather! Alison and I had our first opportunity to wear our matching raincoats today! I was real bummed when I got all dressed up for work then looked out the window and saw that it was raining cats and dogs (Speaking of cats they finally removed the little sucker at about 9:30 this morning, though the smells lasted much of the day). I decided to suck up my desire to be fashionable and sport the coat (and hood!).
This evening, Lori, Rachel, Alison, and I went over to Camp Foster to go to a furniture store to look at floor rugs, Lori needed new ones for her classroom after the rain took over! Alison insisted on stopping by for a nap while in the store, apparently she does this often. This time she sucked us all into her little trap! See the picture below...
This is what we looked like in our matchbox car with the rugs! It was such a roomie ride home! ;)
When we got home the crew watched One Tree Hill (DRAMA!! anyone watching this understands how crazy the show is getting!) and since I can't seem to just sit and do one thing I worked on making some alphabet wheels for my class. Our sink/trash had begun to smell and this smell was starting to overtake our apartment. Since the smell remained after the dishes were washed Alison bathed the trashcan in the shower. She's special that way! hehe
Life in Japan continues on as normal, if you can call it that. We've recruited people on base to keep their eye out for us on when the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 movie makes its way to Japan since we missed it in the States by one day! You all should be worried about me over here in Japan as it appears I am being eaten alive by some invisible bugs in our apartment. Alison is sure they are living in our couch since I'm the one that usually sits there. I'm so nice, I give Alison the granny slider/rocking chair since she's so much older than I am! :) Even as I sit here on our living room floor I feel as if there are little bugs crawling all over me! Before I sign off for tonight, if you're interested in hearing how Alison practically killed me last night go to her blog and feel my pain!
Looking forward to hearing from you all since I've begun to notice how much everyone enjoys leaving comments! :)